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  1. Which CN will result in increasing peristalsis and Heart Rate?
    Vagus Nerve
  2. Stress
    • “Non-specific response of the body to any
    • demand on it”
  3. GAS
    General Adaptation Syndrome
  4. 3 Steps to GAS
    • 1. Alarm
    • 2. Resistance
    • 3. Exhaustion
  5. Alarm Stage
    “Fight or Flight” response initiated

    May result in disease or death if prolonged or severe

    Sympathetic Nervous Stimulation

    Patient complaints of anxiety, rapid heart rate, nausea and anorexia

    Sweaty, diruetic, epiniphrine hormone, decreased peristalsis
  6. Why is Nausea related to epiniphrine in the Alarm Stage??
    because it increases your heart rate, blood flow to major organs
  7. Resistance Stage
    Quickly moves into this stage

    Physiological reserves are mobilized to handle stress

    Amount of resistance depends on levels of functioning (i.e. health, exercise, family support etc)

    Very few physiological signs

    If resistance is successful, the patient will recover, if unsuccessful patient will move to next stage

    HR comes down and stress is relieved
  8. Exhaustion Stage
    Final stage

    All energy has been expended

    Patient may die if resources are not available

    Physical s/s of alarm stage may reappear

    Can be reversed by external sources such as medications and counseling

    • Pts may die and maybe see signs of alarm come back and then
    • crash shortly after can die
  9. Optimists/optimism
    Cope more effectively with stress

    Reduces the chance of stress related illness

    When ill, tend to recover sooner
  10. Pessimists/pessimism
    Likely to deny problems

    Allow stress to interfere with goal achievement

    Focus on stressful feelings

    Report more health problems
  11. Daily Hassles
    • experiences and conditions of daily life that are viewed as irritating, frustrating and
    • distressing

    -stronger relationship with somatic illness (migraines, IBS, etc)
  12. Uplifts
    positive experiences or temporary joys that are likely to occur in everyday life.

    - modify the negative of hassles

    - believed to be associated with healthier functioning esp. immune and CV systems
  13. Physiological Response
    Nervous System

    Endocrine System

    Immune System
  14. Nausea can be a sign of a ???
    Heart attack
  15. Coping
    Constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage the demands of the body

    Stress Management Techniques/Relaxation Strategies
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2011-06-22 18:20:24

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